Setup the Game
This activity is a game that you can play with the child, or have two children play together.
For this activity, you will need to use a shoebox with a lid.
Using scissors, cut open a circle on the side of the shoe box.
Make sure the hole you cut is wide enough for a child to put a hand through easily.
Insert different shaped blocks (i.e. triangle, circle, square, etc.) into the box, and tape down the lid to close the box.
Cut the construction paper to 8-10 squares, and draw shapes on them. The shapes should match the shapes of the blocks you put in the box. If you don’t have construction paper available, you can use any white piece of paper.
How To Play the Game
To play the game, pile the cards and place them in front of the child, facing down.
Let the child go first and flip a card. Then, instruct the child to put his hand in the box and find the block that has the shape that is shown on the card.
If the child pulls out the right block shape, he can keep the block and have another turn. If he pulls out a different shape, it’s your turn.
To grade the activity you can use a timer or a sand clock and have the child find the matching block shape in the allotted time.